The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

WPC: Converge


I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to win big.

We were in Coron, Palawan during the Kasadyaan Festival in August. It was typical of many small town fairs around the world. Colourful food booths with outrageous food lined one street while small vendors plied their wares on another. The streets were alive with people.

We stopped at a small red trolley. I lined up to get my fix of salty, garlic fried peanuts. Directly across in a vacant lot a couple of bright yellow amusement rides waited for the chance to spin children around as their parents visited games of chance beside them.

Under bare fluorescent lights coins were laid down. The wheel of fortune spun round and round. Here, under the darkness of night hope, luck and kismet converged.

To see how others interpret the word ‘converge’ visit the Weekly Photo Challenge.

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6 thoughts on “WPC: Converge

  1. Julia Manuel on said:

    I’ve not heard of Palawan before lovely to be introduced! I really like this photo and your take on the challenge. Many thanks for visiting my blog and liking. Much gratitude. Peace & light, jules

    • It’s been under the radar but now that Palawan has been voted the number one island in the world to visit (by Conde Nast) more and more people will know about it. It’s an absolutely beautiful place and it’s the real inspiration for Alex Garland’s novel ‘The Beach.’

  2. The world is such a small place! I visited Palawan only a few weeks ago. It is not a visit that I will easily forget: it is such an incredible place.

    • That’s fantastic! It is an unforgetable place. We’re hoping to go back in May. Where in Palawan did you visit?

      • It was a very small island near a great concentration of Japanese wrecks – the name escapes me (as we always referred to the place as Palawan, but the nearest wreck was only fifteen or twenty minutes away by boat.) and it was run by a lovely Danish gentleman and his best friend.

        • Oh my gosh….it sounds like you were on Chindonan Island. That’s where my husband and I first fell in love with Palawan, so much so we plan on moving there in the near future. We were there in 2012 and again just this past August. I wrote a blog post ‘Chindonan Island‘ about our last visit. Wow, what a coincidence!

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